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Here's the problem: There is a dial on the dryer that should allow me to adjust for 'more dry' and 'less dry'. Up until recently, I could set the dial, and end up with clothes that were either 'more dry' or 'less dry', depending on what I wanted. If I set the dial, I got the appropriate dryness. THEN, all of the sudden, it didn't matter how I set the dial, the dryer would just run on and on, until my clothes were practically baked. No matter how you slice it, the dryer was functioning differently. I DON'T think the problem is with the timer. The model number is PVXR333ET5WW

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  • dblair9 Mar 29, 2008

    The venting was clear, but I think that possibly there was something that may have been covering a sensor. I replaced the timer so that could also have been the problem. Thanks anyway.



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Sounds like you may have a clogged or kinked vent. its generating heat so the dryers good, your not exhausting properly, either clean or replace your venting, look to where it exits hte home sometimes theres ascreen over it cloggged with lint!!!!

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